We have expanded our partner network to 380+ faith-based health centers and hospitals in Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These health facilities are committed to providing high quality healthcare to their vulnerable communities. They demonstrate drastic improvement in the quality of care they provide as they care for more than 7 million patient visits a year. In 2021, these health facilities saved the lives of 2,789 mothers and newborns at birth.
Since launching Burundi operations in 2012 with 10 health center partners, our network has grown to 380+ health facilities in Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, and the DRC. These facilities provide improved care to over 7 million patient visits every year. By implementing proper postpartum hemorrhage and birth asphyxia protocols, these partner facilities saved the lives of 2,789 mothers and newborns at birth in 2021. The majority of maternal and infant deaths are preventable. The LifeNet network is on a mission to end these and all preventable deaths.
THE LIFENET WAY
IMPROVES HEALTHCARE AND
ALL AT AN OPERATIONAL COST OF $1 PER PATIENT VISIT
We leverage existing resources for high impact. This ensures an exceptional return on investment. On the ground, we work with established health facilities, providing them with the necessary knowledge and tools to improve their care provision and expand the scope of their services. Through these strategic investments in local systems, we transform healthcare for millions of patients without the limitations of traditional, high cost/low return interventions.
We apply our Quality Score Card (QSC) after every module of training to measure partners’ performance across key areas. These include pharmacy operations, management, and clinical practices. To create the QSC, our nursing and public health specialists drew on standards established by local Ministries of Health, as well as the USAID/Smiling Sun Health Services Quality and Monitoring Supervision Clinic Preparedness Guide, January 2010 and the IFC Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations from the Joint Commission International.
The QSC covers all indicators that the Ministries of Health include in their own health center evaluations and then goes beyond to quantify staff adherence to LifeNet-taught, internationally recognized, best practices. With it, we calculate a robust composite score for each health center that indicates the impact of our interventions on health care quality over time. In addition to the QSC, we also administer pre- and post-training tests to monitor partner center staff at the individual level. We regularly see drastic increases in individual scores as many healthcare providers receive training in these best practices for the first time.
One of our strengths is monitoring and evaluating for measured impact, using tools developed in-house and proven successful in the local context.
IN THE US
PO Box 21457
2300 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
+1 (202) 480-9002
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Lifenet International Uganda
Princes Anne Drive, Plot 56 Bugolobi Kampala Uganda
Off Presidential Highway,
Plot Number 116, Area 14
We were chosen as one of 25 high impact healthcare delivery solutions for the
2015 Social Innovation in Health Initiative, in partnership with the World Health Organization.